Lightweight aluminum diamond plates don't corrode when dealing with water & the raised diamonds provide the diamond an extra strength. However, this plate is a soft metal, when trying to bend a thick aluminum some issues will arise. The stress results from the bending of diamond plates leads cracks to appear at the place of the bend. The technique of softening the plate at the position of bend will help avoid cracking and raise the stiffness of the bend.
The things required to bend the aluminum diamond plate are
Instructions To Bend The Metal
Make a longer tape measure along 1 border of the diamond plate. Mark the position of bend on the boundary of the aluminum diamond plate by using scratch awl. Shift the tape measures towards the other boundary of the diamond plate and mark the second position.
Turn out valve of oxy-acetylene torch in a counter clockwise direction to begin the acetylene flow towards the oxy-acetylene torch. Unlock the oxygen valve in order to supply oxygen towards the head of torch. Light your oxy-acetylene torch using a striker. Put the lit-torch to the neutral flame.
Shift the torch beside the marked position of bend for 5 to 10 minutes. Then turn off your torch and let the diamond plate to cool in order to anneal the metal.
Alter the adjusting nut positioned on the clamping die of metal brake's sheet with a modifiable wrench. Continues to alter it until the space from the front rim of the clamping die places about 1 metal thickness at the rear of bending die.
Push the clamping die handle away in order to open the metal brake. Glide the metal into brake. Arrange the bend marks on the sheet with front boundary of clamping die. Drag the die handle in your direction to fasten the metal in place.
Drag the handle of bending die up in order to bend the diamond plate. Then shove the clamping die handle away from you in order to unlock the bend metal.